Argentine cricket call
countries became allies in 1968 after Barbados’ Independence and observes the partnership in sports as another step in the friendship.
He explained that cricket existed in Argentina but they needed assistance to develop its standard.
“We need your help to develop more professionally the sport of cricket in Argentina. Believe it or not, we do have cricket in Argentina. We have an important British community living in Argentina and they have a tournament; they have different clubs and I assume we need a little help to play a little bit more professionally,” Pandiani said.
He was speaking in the presence of Barbados Cricket Association president Conde Riley, chief executive officer of KOMI, Ben Toppin and head of the Academy of Sport at Cave Hill Campus, Amanda Reifer.
“This is not a cooperation agreement that is giving you our expertise only. This is an agreement where we can get your expertise. Cooperation for me is a two-way highway. West Indies cricket is one of the best in the world so we are here humbly to ask for help and at the same time to continue working with different sports,” he said.
CRICKET COACH and former cricketer Roland Butcher giving Argentine Ambassador Gustavo Martinez Pandiani pointers in holding the cricket bat.